New Atheism as Neoliberal Imperialistic Tool

Stojanov, Trajce (2017) New Atheism as Neoliberal Imperialistic Tool. In: Fourth International Scientific Conference: Social Change in the Global World, 6-7 Sept 2017, Stip, Republic of Macedonia.

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Abstract

This paper is critical analysis of the movement called New atheism represented by C. Hitchens, S. Harris, R. Dowkins and D. Dennett. The main hypothesis in the paper is that their political implications derived from scientific propositions in best case are inconsistent and in worst are simply false. And even more, we presume that these implications are nothing more than mere ideological tool of neoliberalism and western hegemony and their imperialism. This ideological tool is especially directed toward Islam, and Islamic fundamentalism, and it is supportive of the suspicious thesis of „clash of civilizations.“ What is more worrying is that this kind of modern atheism, embodied in the movement of New Atheism is advocated by the Right wing politics, rather than the Left what was the case in the past, ant that’s why this kind of new atheism is becoming far more militant than the past atheism, represented by the Left parties. Keywords: New Atheism, Atheism, Religion, Politics, Islam, Christianity, Science, Marxism

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Humanities > Philosophy, ethics and religion
Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Trajce Stojanov
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2018 12:03
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2018 12:03
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/19880

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